The school day begins at 9am when students are welcomed in the classroom and go through what lessons they have that day. This is an opportunity for the students to settle and prepare themselves for a busy day.
Once a week there is an assembly which is an opportunity for each class once a term to share and celebrate the excellent work done.
We look at student’s individual interests and provide opportunities to nurture these. Students receive a highly individualised program which may include Speech and Language therapy, music therapy , art therapy, yoga, karate, trampolining…to name but a few.
Students have lessons in each of the following- English, maths, science, humanities (at KS 3), art, music, ICT, food technology, physical education, swimming, religious education, social communication and music. The children work from the National Curriculum, though the work is broken down into small achievable steps.
Communication plays a great part in the curriculum and every week each class has one lesson focusing specifically on developing social skills .Additionally life skills and personal, social, health and citizenship play a great part in the Spa curriculum.
Key Stage 3 is for children aged between 11 and 14. The children are taught in small class groups of no more than nine children, and are supported by a teacher and up to three learning support assistants.
Students then make the transition to Key Stage 4 (14-16 years old), during this key stage there is a greater emphasis on following a range of accredited courses including ASDAN, Entry Level English, Maths, ICT and Science.
In Key Stage 5 (16-19 years old) students continue to follow a range of accredited courses and also undertake work experience in the School House Café, where they learn employability skills. During this time we will also work with students, parents and carers in working out a plan for life after Spa.